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Ariz. Sen. Jeff Flake dubbed 'one of the heroes' after Scalise shooting, Utah officials react

Top House Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot by a gunman on Wednesday morning during a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington, D.C., the Associated Press reported.

Other people in attendance were also believed to be hit, a lawmaker on scene told the Associated Press.

Scalise was reported to be in stable condition at the George Washington University Hospital, an aide told the Associated Press.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who graduated from Brigham Young University, was at-bat during the shooting, Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted on Monday morning.

"We were doing batting practice," Flake told the Associated Press. "All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot. The gunman was over by the third base dugout with a clear view of the field." He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort … a lot of ammo."

As The Week reported, Flake was "one of the many heroes to emerge" from the shooting. When Scalise was hit with the bullet, he reportedly tried to drag himself away.

Flake rushed to Scalise and, with the help of Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, "applied pressure on the wound," Flake recalled Monday morning, according to ABC.

Flake then grabbed Scalise's phone and called the House majority whip's wife so she wouldn't see the news broadcast the information first, according to The Week.

Flake also told reporters that the lawmakers made sure to hide a 10-year-old boy in the dugout under a bench during the shooting.

Multiple members of Utah’s congressional delegation offered their thoughts and prayers following the shooting.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.